Wednesday, 16 January 2013

New Booksies

Time for another post filled with exciting new books. Have I mentioned I like books? I bet you couldn't tell from this blog ;-p

From NetGalley I got:
  • Hysteria by Megan Miranda thanks to Bloomsbury UK/ANZ
  • The Holders by Julianna Scott thanks to Strange Chemistry

Because it was (temporarily, I think) free on iTunes, I downloaded Stray by Andrea K Höst, whose And All The Stars I loved last year. Stray is book one of her Touchstone trilogy, which is SF-y.



And then I spent my achievement unlocked books on a few pre-orders (which I'll mention when they actually arrive) and two SF novellas by Aussies (if you're curious, in my book buying system, two novellas = one novel/collection/anthology). Both will be counting towards by Aussie SF reading challenge and I'm rather looking forward to reading them.
  • Rayessa and the Space Pirates by Donna Maree Hanson
  • Flight 404 by Simon Petrie

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  1. Great haul! I went and found Stray for Kindle (free, yay!) and I need to buy Rayessa, too!

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    1. Awesome. After And All The Stars I have high hopes for Stray.

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  2. And you have a copy of Wolfborn on its way. :-) that's fantasy, but you can probably slip it into your Aussie SF Challenge.

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    1. That's cheating. If I started counting fantasy, there wouldn't be much challenge ;-) But it DOES definitely count towards the Aussie Women Writers Challenge.

      I didn't realise Simon Petrie was a scientist. Another aspect to look forward to! (It's an ebook, though, so I don't have the other novella... yet. It was tempting, but I'm trying not to overburden my TBR.)

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  3. I proofread Flight 404. You should find that one interesting, and the other side features a humorous mystery set in a space elevator hotel. Very silly, but the author is a scientist and doesn't usually get his science wrong, so you can just relax and enjoy the stories.

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  4. The Hunt For Red Leicester is a lot shorter than Flight 404, not much bigger than a short story, really. And you may need the humour after Flight 404. ;-)

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  5. Glad to hear someone is reading my novel for the Aussie Women's Challenge. Last year people read about 1300 books and none of them was mine!

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    1. Yours isn't the only one. There were some surprising gaps (no Sara Douglass for example). I think a lot of people focussed on newish releases, which is unfortunate since there are heaps of slightly older books which are awesome and which I'm sure not everyone's read.

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